Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2021 , Vol 30 , Issue 2
An isolated iliac vein injury due to blunt trauma by a bicycle handlebar without a pelvic fracture: A case report
İbrahim Duvan1, İlker İnce1, Melike Şenkal1, Kasım Karapınar1, Uğursay Kızıltepe1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2021.781 Abdominal and pelvic blunt vascular trauma without skeletal injury is considered a rare condition. Iliac vein injuries are usually seen with penetrating trauma, whereas they result from blunt trauma very rarely. A 15-year-old boy was admitted who fell from a bicycle and got his left hypogastric region hit by the handlebar. He had an isolated left external iliac vein injury and massive bleeding related to this blunt trauma, which eventually resulted in hypovolemic shock and a huge regional hematoma. The hematoma compressed the left external iliac artery and triggered ischemia. In conclusion, prompt diagnosis and treatment are of utmost importance to save the extremities and lives of patients. Keywords : Hematoma, iliac vein, injury, ischemia, trauma
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